Moscow: Soviet Modernist Architecture 1955–1991. A Guidebook

  • Year2016
  • LanguageRussian
  • Edition2000
  • Pages328
  • BindingPaperback
  • Price900 RUB
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The first guidebook to Soviet Modernist architecture in Moscow.

Architectural historians Anna Bronovitskaya and Nikolai Malinin have compiled the first ever guidebook to almost 100 Soviet Modernist buildings, ranging from the naive modernism of the Khrushchev period to the postmodernism of the 1980s. The book includes iconic Moscow buildings such as the Pioneer Palace, the Ostankino TV Tower, and the Rossiya Cinema, as well as less-known buildings such as the museum of the Moskvich Automobile Plant.

The book is published with the support of Aksenov Family Foundation.


Anna Bronovitskaya is an architectural historian and curator. She graduated in Art History from Moscow State University, before receiving her Candidate of Sciences in Art History degree in 2004. From 1992 to 2016 she lectured at Moscow Architectural Institute. Since 2016, Bronovitskaya has taught at MARCH Architectural School in Moscow. Between 2004 and 2014, she was editor of the architectural magazines Project Russia and Project International. Since 2015, she has given a series of lectures on twentieth-century architecture at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. Her articles on Soviet architecture have been published in the Russian and international press. She lives and works in Moscow.

Nikolay Malinin is an architectural historian and curator. He graduated in Journalism from Moscow State University in 1992. He is curator of the Archiwood Prize and Chief Editor of the website Drugaya Moskva (The Other Moscow). Exhibition projects include: Das Andere Moskau (New Town Hall, Berlin, 2003), The New Wooden (Shchusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow, 2009), Will Price. Parallels (Shchusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow, 2011), Contemporary Temporary (part of the exhibition Temporary Structures in Gorky Park: From Melnikov to Ban, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, 2012), and Knigostroy (Central House of Artists, Moscow, 2012). Author of the books: Moscow Architecture. 1989–2009 (2009), The New Wooden (2010), Metropol: The Moscow Legend (2015), Moscow: A Guide to Soviet Modernist Architecture 1955–1991 (with Anna Bronovitskaya and Yuri Palmin, Garage, 2016, second edition 2019), Contemporary Wooden (2017), Alma-Ata: A Guide to Soviet Modernist Architecture 1955–1991 (with Anna Bronovitskaya and Yuri Palmin, Garage, 2018), The Contemporary Russian Wooden House (Garage, 2020).